Malala Yousafzai Was Just Named The Youngest U.N. Messenger of Peace

by Frankie Norman April 13, 2017, 1:04
Malala Yousafzai Was Just Named The Youngest U.N. Messenger of Peace

Malala Yousafzai attends a ceremony with United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres after being selected a United Nations messenger of peace in New York, NY, April 10, 2017. She is also one of Pakistan's only two Nobel Prize laureates and the youngest-ever person to be awarded a Nobel Prize.

She may just be 19 years old but Malala Yousafzai has achieved much more than most of will in a lifetime. "[You are a] symbol of perhaps the most important thing in the world, education for all", UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on April 10 at a ceremony at the UN Headquarters in NY.

For Malala was an advocate for education long before she was shot in the head by a TTP militant in October 2012 when she was 14; she had even won a certain degree of worldwide recognition for her courageous activism.

Amazingly, she survived the brutal attack. So that is my message, to make sure that they realise that their investment in education can change the whole world.

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Nobel Prize victor Malala Yousafzai has been made a UN Messenger of Peace.

"I wanted to say that Trudeau is an unbelievable person and an inspiration", she said. To another question she answered that when talking about women's rights and equality, we are talking to the men especially at the key levels and that they have a major role in creating change in attitudes and actions.

"[You are a] symbol of perhaps the most important thing in the world, education for all".

Yousafzai had fought for years for the right of girls to education in her strictly Muslim home region in Pakistan. We don't believe in anything that they're doing, " she added.

Having nearly died in 2012 from her injuries, Ms Yousafzai becomes the youngest ever Messenger.

"It is our responsibility, especially in the richest countries, to express our solidarity to all those who unfortunately can not provide to their children the education they have the right to receive", he continued.

"Malala is both a symbol of the setbacks and the daunting barriers that girls can face", he said.

Discussing her initial decision to speak out against the Taliban, she observed: "We were at a point of making a decision about whether to speak out or remain silent".

Other messengers of peace include actor Leonardo DiCaprio, who focused on climate change, and singer Stevie Wonder, who focused on people with disabilities.

Apart from her prominence as a young activist, Malala who lives in Britain recently received an offer to study politics, philosophy and economics at a United Kingdom university, on condition of achieving three As in her A-levels. "He needs to go and visit the refugee camps".


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